Macaranga peltata (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Basionym : Osyris peltata Roxb.
  • Synonym(s) : Macaranga flexuosa Wight; Mappa peltata (Roxb.) Wight; Macaranga roxburghii Wight; Macaranga tomentosa Wight.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Macaranga peltata (Roxb.) Müll.Arg.
  • Common name : Indian Lotus Croton
  • Vernacular name : Uppalingana mara (Kannada); Poondiamaram, Vattathamarai (Tamil); Boddi, Konda tamara (Telugu); Podini, Thodukanni, Uppila, Uppothy, Vatta, Vattakanni (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests, secondary forests and in plains
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills to 800m, on slopes.
  • Flower, Fruit : February-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, Kurnool district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district, Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Angul district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Salem district
  • World Distribution : India including Andaman Islands, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan District; ecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Macaranga peltata. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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